08-25-15 – Monday – Training Week Off, Time to Heal

I have made the decision to take off one week of training. This decision is very difficult as my workout routine has become a part of my day like the morning sunrise. I noticed yesterday that the glands around my throat are getting swollen, which has always been an indication to me that I may be getting sick. I am flying out Thursday to see family in Denver, Colorado and it is important to me that I am not sick during this trip. I will try to get as much sleep as I can this week, drink plenty of water and allow myself the time to heal. It is also a good time for me to adjust my diet to more plant based, and take in as much nature into my body to strengthen my immune system. I will resume training next Monday after I return from Colorado.

As I went out to the garage this morning it seemed so so strange to just walk past the treadmill and bowflex knowing that I will not be using them for a week. They have become such a great part of my morning routine that it almost feel personal that I simply walk past them.

Holistically speaking, I am out of balance and need the time to find that balance and readjust. I will take time to relax and meditate to rediscover those things that have been lost and bring them back into existence in my life. It is a time to start drinking herbal tea again and eating the harvest of nature’s bounty. It is a time to read, discover, learn and enjoy. It is a time to heal.

4:30 AM – Blood Sugar – 120, Weight – 173.2
6:30 AM – Cottage Cheese, Blueberries, Strawberries
6:40 AM – Meds
8:30 AM – Banana
10:30 AM – Protein Shake
12:30 AM – Salad
3:30 PM – Protein Bar
6:30 PM – Chicken, Green Beans, Corn
6:40 PM – Meds

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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2 Responses to 08-25-15 – Monday – Training Week Off, Time to Heal

  1. I hate the “off” feeling and learned over time that it means I have to step back and re-thing or re-group. A week off might be all you need right now. Love the picture!

    • Yea, I am putting my bet on just one week. I really do need that week off for multiple reasons. I don’t want to worry about getting that workout in on vacation. Next week I should feel like a new man.

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